I can't open any of my Dropbox files. My Mac was recently upgraded to Catalina and I wonder if that is part of the problem. However, until this morning, I was able to view my Dropbox files
Hey @susan s.25, I'd be more than happy to help look into this with you!
I'll just need a bit more info so as to have a better understanding of this. For example:
Let me know what you find!
Not sure if this is the same issue but i also face the problems. Below some screenshots. Its no longer possible to view regular files after the MAC OS upgrade (installed latest version of dropbox as well)
Hey @spnkk, I'm more than happy to help!
It seems like the files you're trying to access are online-only and, to open them, they'll need to be made local.
You can do this by right-clicking on the file, selecting the Smart Sync option, and then clicking on local.
You can also find more info about Smart Sync and the syncing icons here.
Also, @niki_m, could you please provide a bit more info on the exact behavior you're seeing? Are you getting any errors?
Any additional info would be very helpful.
Let me know how it goes!
Thanks for the reply.
My Dropbox has been syncing for weeks now - the screen shot shows its syncing 4 files / 1 sec, but it's been stuck on that for a couple hours now. I have my Dropbox on an external hd, so when I connect it to my computer and open the Dropbox App, Finder is so slow to go between folders and files if it doesn't completely crash. I no longer see the green check marks, nothing loads in my preview or if it does, it takes forever...
Thanks for getting back to me, @niki_m.
At first, please bear in mind that we don't recommend having the Dropbox folder in an external hard drive, as it runs the risk of various unexpected behaviors if the desktop app starts before the drive mounts and gets recognized by your computer.
Also, although the desktop app seems to be running, it doesn't look like the folders you show in your Finder are part of the Dropbox folder that's syncing.
Could you please click on the folder icon that's next to your avatar in your Recent/Notifications menu and double-check where it takes you? Can you see the syncing icons there?
Let me know what you find!
Thanks for checking that out for me, @niki_m.
Could you have a look at this article which suggests a few ways to tackle missing file icons?
Let me know of any updates!
PS. I removed some personal info from the screenshots you attached for security and privacy purposes as per our Community Guidelines.
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